1998 Port Vintage Report

A port wine from 1998 would make an excellent 25 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary. This year was not generally declared as a vintage, however a small crop produced some good and powerful Single Quinta Vintage Ports. Colheita or Single Harvest Ports such as Kopke or Barros would make an excellent alternative for port lovers and newcomers alike.

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Burmester, 1998

Colheita Port, Douro
Presented in Gift Tube
***17/20 Points- Jancis Robinson.com***

A 1998 Colheita Port Wine from Burmester Port. We are delighted to offer a UK exclusive on Burmester Colheita Ports.

The 1998 Burmester Colheita Port is a classic wine of exceptional quality and elegance. The Port is made from a single harvest (a "Vintage Tawny") and aged in small 550-litre oak barrels in their Vila Nova de Gaia Cellars. It is bottled at least seven years after the harvest.

The 1998 Colheita has a Complex nose with dark berries, cress, coffee Full-bodied and great balance. Smooth palate that reflects the nose with a long fruity finish.


Colheita Port Storage and Serving Advice:
Colheita Port should be stored in a cool and dry place,
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Price: $71.91 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

J W Hart, 1998

Colheita Port, Douro

This 1998 J W Hart Tawny Colheita is elegant and complex. An amalgamation of rich flavours is marked by the presence of dried fruits, with a burst of freshness in red cherries enhanced by an exuberant note of spice. Perfect for pairing with an exquisite salted caramel tart.


Colheita Port Storage and Serving Advice:
Colheita Port should be stored in a cool and dry place, sheltered from light and temperature fluctuations, and the bottle should remain in an upright position. If stored correctly, Colheita Ports will keep for decades in the bottle. Over time, it is natural that a little sediment will form at the bottom of a bottle of colheita Port wine.
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Price: $58.82 USD
Stock: 13 in Stock

Kopke, 1998

Colheita Port, Douro
In Kopke Gift Box

History and exclusivity are two of the words that best describe Kopke, a brand synonymous with prestige. Kopke existed even before there was a demarcated Region of the Douro. Established in 1638, the oldest Port wine house built an impeccable reputation based on the highest quality. A leader in the production of Port Tawny Colheita wines, including white port, Kopke has a remarkable and highly awarded range of special category Ports.

Presented in the port house's unmistakable and unique hand-painted bottle, this 1998 Kopke Tawny Colheita is elegant and complex. An amalgamation of rich flavours is marked by the presence of dried fruits, with a burst of freshness in red cherries enhanced by an exuberant note of spice.
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Price: $78.45 USD
Stock: 7 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio, 1998

Vintage Port, Douro

Vintage Report:
After a mild June, July and August were hot and dry, leading to good even maturation, with the Tinta Barroca looking particularly promising. Maturation studies carried out between 19th August and the beginning of the vintage, determined the following picking order at Vesuvio: Old vineyards; Tinta Barroca; Tinta Amarela; Tinta Roriz; Touriga Nacional; Tinto Cão; and Touriga Franca. Picking began on the 21nd September and continued until 4th October; great care being taken to select and vinify the very best fruit separately, once perfect ripeness had been achieved. Grape quality was very good with average sugar readings an excellent 12o-13o Baumé.
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Price: $116.46 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

Taylor Fladgate, 1998

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port

***90 Points- Aggregated Critic Score***

The elegant and finely constituted wines of Vargellas are remarkable for their complex fruit, their distinctive scented quality and their well integrated sinewy tannins. These are most clearly discernible in the Quinta de Vargellas single estate Vintage Ports with their hallmark fragrance. Quinta de Vargellas is pre-eminent among the wine estates of the Douro. Located in the wild and hilly eastern reaches of the valley, it has been prized as a source of the finest ports since the 1820s. Today it ranks among the great vineyards of the world.

Producer's tasting note:
Lovely aromatic perfumed quality.
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Price: $78.45 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock